In the race for a seat on Seattle City Council District 2, incumbent Tammy Morales led with 49.24% of the vote as of this afternoon. Chinatown International District (CID) community activist Tanya Woo was not far behind, taking home 44.91% of the vote.
Woo’s campaign announced in a statement that these results “exceeded expectations” for her campaign. “I am deeply grateful for the trust that the residents of District 2 have placed in me,” she said in a statement. “There is still a lot of work to do and we are going to have to fight for every vote, but about all of us working together to create positive change in our beloved city drives me to keep working hard everyday.”
Morales tweeted that she was happy with the results so far. “Proud and excited about last night’s winning results! I am the only progressive in this race. These results make it clear that voters want someone who pushes for rich companies to pay what they owe, advances workers protections, and shows the way to a brighter future.”
The two candidates will advance to the general election on November 7. Green Party candidate Margaret Elisabeth lagged behind with under 6% of the vote. District 2 covers the CID and much of South Seattle. So far, 22.26% of ballots for this race have been counted.
Meanwhile in the race for King County Council Position 8, Teresa Mosqueda has a more solid lead with 55.56% of the vote, to Sofia Aragon’s 39.22%. Position 8 includes the CID as well as parts of downtown Seattle, West Seattle, Delridge, Burien, White Center, Tukwila, and Vashon and Maury islands. Just over 24% of ballots in the race have been counted.
Results may change as more ballots are released every afternoon this week. For more election results, see the King County election results page.